Mar 14 2011

What is a lobbyist?

Category: Goverment


A lobbyist is an individual whose job is to education, communicate, and influence government/political officials to enact legislation that will benefit their client’s/group’s specific needs. Lobbying activities can occur at the local, state, and federal levels and is considered a necessary part of America’s democratic process. It is a regulated and protected practice under the first amendment of the US constitution, the right to free speech, assembly, and petition. Lobbyists often give lawmakers insights and information, albeit one sided, that they may not receive otherwise.

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